Nottawasaga Futures

Activities and Projects

Youth Entrepreneurship

Start Date:January 2000
Funding:NCEDC, NT Temps Inc, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG), National Bank of Canada
Partners:NCEDC, ,MEDG, Simcoe County District School Board, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, Alternative Learning Centres, National Bank of Canada
Goals:Provide support and experiences for youth in hands-on entrepreneurism.


  • Ongoing liaison with all South Simcoe high schools (public and private), adult learning centres and alternative learning providers to offer support, tools, and resources for their entrepreneurship programs.
  • Partnership with MEDG to deliver Summer Company and High School Outreach programs to South Simcoe high school, college and university students.
  • Partnership with the National Bank of Canada to deliver the South Simcoe Youth Business Plan Competition

2016-2017 Results

  • 48 seasonal jobs created
  • Conducted 45 entrepreneurship presentations to South Simcoe high schools
  • Conducted 14 youth entrepreneurship information sessions
  • Conducted 21 youth entrepreneurship workshops
  • Conducted over 250 individual youth entrepreneur consultation sessions


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